A former sarpanch and his wife have thrashed a female forest guard, who is three months pregnant, along with her husband at a village in Satara district of Maharashtra, following which the accused couple has been arrested, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place on Wednesday at Palsawade village in the western Maharashtra district, located around 120 kms from here, they said.
According to police, the accused man, who is a member of the local forest management committee, was angry with the woman forest guard for taking the contractual forest laborers along with her “without his permission”.
A video of the assault incident has gone viral on social media.
Following a complaint lodged in the Satara Taluka Police Station against the accused, identified as village headman Ramchandra Jankar and his wife Pratibha Jankar, the two were arrested by the police.
A case has been registered under sections 352, 353, 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused. Further investigation is underway.
Maharashtra State Women Commission has also taken cognizance of the incident and has taken a detailed report from Satara Superintendent of Police (SP), further instructing him for strict action against the accused.
However, there is a deafening silence by so-called feminists and Congress leadership, which is propagating slogans of “Ladki hoon lad sakti hoon” elsewhere. It is interesting to see how Priyanka Gandhi is keeping mum on this issue, this only shows how hollow her movement is.